In 1968 the Tramway Society approached the Peak District Mines Historical Society to ask if
it would be interested in constructing a display of some kind to reflect the Derbyshire lead
With mining relics - especially some of the larger ones - fast disappearing, this offer
constituted the start of a still-ongoing project to provide an area in which old mining artefacts,
minerals and machinery could be displayed for both the general public and mining historians to
visit, enjoy and learn from.
Today the project has grown to provide a site of great historical and archaeological interest
and educational value and is managed and co-ordinated by one of its inaugurators, Lilian
Bridges. Along with a team of enthusiastic volunteers, she ensures that the mining display is
kept in good order, manages an on-site shop selling
mineral samples, books and gemstones (the proceeds of which directly benefit the Society) at what
is now home to the National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village,
and answers questions from visitors.
For some rare 'vintage' photos of the Lead Mining Display , go to this page.